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A Red Valve Production Lead focus on setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting manufacturing production equipment to manufacture products per production specifications, schedules, volume/cost/wastage targets, and quality standards. The role will require moving, packing, and sorting raw materials or finished goods. Additionally, you will need to monitor the quality of output to identify, discard, or re-manufacture faulty products and maintain accurate daily production records. Requires advanced knowledge of operational procedures and tools obtained through extensive work experience and may require vocational or technical education. Responsibilities may include: Working under limited supervision for non-routine situations and may be responsible for leading daily operations. Training, delegating and reviewing the work of lower level employees. Problems are typically difficult and non-routine but not complex. Problems are typically of a routine nature but may require interpretation or deviation from standard procedures. Works within established procedures and guidelines with limited ability to modify methods and approach. Completes assigned tasks with a moderate degree of supervision. Follows established safety/environmental practices and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Correctly reads job specifications from Build Sheet, to determine exact material required and builds/assembles/cuts materials to produce sub-assemblies or finished products
  • Coordinates and disseminates work to team as directed by schedule or supervisor
  • Forms/Cuts/Lays various types of elastomers by hand or with various manufacturing equipment
  • Ensures that all equipment and tools are maintained in working order
  • Tracks production via daily management and ERP system
  • Notifies supervisor of any mechanical or material issues
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Responsible for maintaining high quality standards
  • Participate in Kaizen events and continuous improvement/lean initiatives
  • Maintain work cell through 5S and housekeeping
  • May need to operate a forklift
  • Participates in special projects as required 

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or a minimum of two years related manufacturing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in manufacturing.

  • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience
  • Required: Demonstrate a high level of energy, drive, enthusiasm, initiative, and professionalism
  • Required: Basic mathematical abilities
  • Required: Intermediate ability to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
  • Required: Must be able to take direction and work as part of a team
  • Required: Basic ability to read, write, and communicate
  • Required: Ethical conduct
  • Required: Intermediate ability to read blueprints and build sheets
  • Required: Ability to operate mandrels, cranes, hoists, and other various equipment typical in a manufacturing environment, as well as various hand power tools
  • Required: Ability to perform physical manufacturing work; good mechanical aptitude
  • Required: Must be able to lift 50lbs on a regular basis
  • Required: Must be able to pass a background check and a ten panel drug screening
  • Preferred: Basic computer skills
  • Preferred: Experience working with the following materials is preferred: rubber, elastomers, metals


No travel required  

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 50lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled

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